Apprentice Day Care Assistant / Coach Escort PERSONA CARE AND SUPPORT LIMITED

You will be responsible for supporting learning disabled adults either on a 1:1 basis or in groups, and will work closely with members of your team to ensure that appropriate support is provided to our customers and that the associated paperwork is completed accurately.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £162.43

  • Working week

    Mon to Fri, shifts between 8:00am and 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001249908

  • Positions

    1 available

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Day Care Assistant / Coach Escort to join our Learning Disability Day Service.  The prime aim of the Learning Disability Day Service is to support customers to maintain and develop their independence skills, to ensure their engagement in community activities and to meet their physical and emotional needs.  As an Apprentice Day Care Assistant / Coach Escort you will be responsible for supporting learning disabled adults either on a 1:1 basis or in groups, and will work closely with members of your team to ensure that appropriate support is provided to our customers and that the associated paperwork is completed accurately.

You will be a flexible person with a ‘can-do’ attitude.  You will have an ability to develop appropriate relationships with people and be able to support people to meet their potential. You’ll want to make a positive difference in someone’s life and take pride in delivering a quality service. You’ll have a belief that people have a right to control and define their own lives and see your role as enabling this.

The service is always evolving and improving so you will need to be able to embrace change and promote the continuous development of both the service and your own role within it.  As a member of staff in Day Services you may be asked to work at any of the day service bases across the borough, but you will have a named service location as your administrative base.  You will play a vital role in the service’s continuous development by maintaining positive and open communications with families, carers, colleagues and other professionals.  As the service operates within community settings, the role will also involve some working alongside the general public therefore excellent communication, advocacy skills and a diplomatic approach is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to start a career which could ultimately branch off in a number of different directions. You will be well supported to develop a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Working flexibly with teams.
  • Developing appropriate relationships with customers and their families.
  • Promoting independence.
  • Working to ensure the service to customers is consistent and seamless in terms of delivery.
  • Meaningful, accurate and timely record keeping.
  • To assist in the provision of support in line with national minimum care standards.
  • Maintain current policies and procedures.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The Apprentice Day Care Assistant / Coach Escort post is a physical job where there is a requirement to move and handle people, support them into the community using public transport and support in activities such as swimming, voluntary work, dance or sports. Consequently, you will need to have good health and the physical capacity to carry out these duties. 

Satisfactory disclosure at the appropriate level under the Disclosure and Barring Service is required prior to appointment.

Personal qualities

We are looking for:

  • Individuals who are passionate to learn and develop new skills within an entry level job.
  • Individuals who enjoy a challenge.
  • Individuals who are willing to work as part of a team.
  • Individuals who are committed, motivated and hardworking.

Qualifications required

As you will be undertaking an Apprenticeship Framework, successful candidates will be required to hold GCSE grades A-C or equivalent in Mathematics, and English Language (or predicted grades). 

* If you possess a GCSE grade D/E but do not have a Key Skills qualification, please do not be deterred from applying as further support may be available.

Future prospects

Opportunities will exist with us for advancement.

About the employer

We provide care and support to a variety of both older people and learning disability customers. Our mission is to secure a sustainable future for Adult Social Care, delivering excellent service all the time, every time. We are here to make a real difference to people’s lives, and we need your help to do it. We’re a people business and good quality support comes from having a good workforce. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, offering a friendly, flexible working environment and a good reward and benefit package

Employer

PERSONA CARE AND SUPPORT LIMITED

Address

Grundy Day Centre

Wellington Road

Bury

BL9 9AH

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Training provider

Level 2 NVQ Health and Social Care plus Functional Skills if required

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider

BURY COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bury College


Employer's Application Instructions

Please email our Employment Services Team apprenticeships@burycollege.ac.uk with your current CV, the company name and the vacancy reference number.


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 06 Oct 2017